PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 01: Matt Ellis #37 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck against Matt Carle #25 of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 1, 2010 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday